Hue

On the coffee table
lies a black and white
photograph of death
printed on silver-rich
cold-tone emulsion paper.
The thirty-second exposure stilled
the alpine river waterfall –
white rapids mist into fog
veiled between dark marbled rocks.
Silver salts suspended in gelatin
expose death’s pigment –
circled twice by coffee mug stains.

Jeremy J. Sutton teaches American Literature to 11th grade students in Oakland, California, and chairs the English department. His work has been published in Front Porch Review and previously in Eunoia Review.

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